View Full Version : Norfolk/Virginia beach area??
07-07-2006, 02:29 AM
I have a friend in the Navy at Norfolk and I might visit him during the first week of August.
Hows the fishing and/or spearing in the area? Any charter boats that take divers / spearos?
How about line fishing?
I may bring a 17 ft boat for some of the inshore or calm water areas.
07-07-2006, 01:10 PM
A 17ft boat will take you to the tower/tower reef on a good day or to the islands of the CBBT. Either one would yield fish to a H&L or to a spear if you can find a spot to get your boat into the parking lot.
07-07-2006, 06:49 PM
Ummm...I would be real cautious about a 17' boat going out to the tower. That is several miles offshore, good day or not. I would caution against it, but that is not to say it would be a problem. Most small boats like that lack the right stuff as well. Weather radio, marine radio, GPS, ect. If it were my boat, I don't think I would do it. Just looking out for you guys. The water here can turn nasty quick, esspecially miles offshore. CBBT is fine.
07-07-2006, 07:04 PM
My bad...not trying to give false impressions or anything...First week in August there would be about 5 million boats to lend aid if necessary. I used to run my 19ft Bayliner out there many a time. Young and dumb I reckon. I second that the CBBT would be fine if you leave from Little Creek or Lynnhaven in any 17 footer.
07-07-2006, 07:09 PM
When I was a military diver we always ran our 18' whalers out there and beyond, but we had a ton of support. We used to run out 10 miles or more in 6 to 8 foot seas, but we weren't the sanest of fellas either!
07-07-2006, 07:15 PM
Thanks for the replies guys! I dont have a weather radio or marine radio. Do have a GPS.
My buddy the squid will be working so I will be out looking for fun for 3-5 days on my own.
The boat is a 17x54 modified vee with a 40 hp on it. Its not the ocean but the Mississippi can get nasty when the current and wind dont' cooperate.
Any boaterless spearos who would like to tag along/guide during the week?
07-08-2006, 08:22 AM
I am available Wednesdays, if you're up to it!
07-08-2006, 09:23 AM
We might be able to work something out.
What would be available or within reach for a boat that size? Any wrecks or reef within reach?
What about fish? Any lobster? Crab? Flounder?
What lic. and rules for spear or H/L?
I will probably get to tour this guys ship with him one day during the week. I just need to look at the calender and figure everything out.
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